1. Introduction to Quilting Science Stories

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    November 13, 2020 by Dr. G

    I originally created this quilt to represent the overarching theme of all my quilts, but then I updated it to …
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  2. SciQuilt – DSDP Leg 3

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    September 4, 2021 by Dr. G

    Dr. G posing with quilt

    A quilt dedicated to the legacy of scientific ocean drilling and its role in proving the theory of plate tectonics

  3. TX – Gulf Coast Repository for IODP

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    August 27, 2021 by Dr. G

    Sign at the entrance to the IODP offices at Texas A&M University

    Check out what is behind the refrigeration doors in the Gulf Coast Repository for IODP!

  4. The Sabbatical v 2.0

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    August 19, 2021 by Dr. G

    My first sabbatical in 2013-2014 didn’t go quite as planned… and neither did this one.

  5. Full collection – Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast

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    June 30, 2021 by Dr. G

    All nine quilts are displayed in this post, with links to full descriptions and videos explaining their stories of coastal optimism.

  6. Drawing Down Towards Climate Solutions

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    June 24, 2021 by Dr. G

    Overview - Project Drawdown. Completed March 14, 2021, measures 18 inches across by 24 inches in height. Sashed half hexi pattern.

    A mini quilt collection that calls attention to climate solutions presented in the Project Drawdown sectors

  7. SciQuilt – The changing balance of Arctic sea ice

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    March 21, 2021 by Dr. G

    Quilt - The changing balance of Arctic sea ice

    I decided to try something different with my latest science-themed quilt – I challenged myself with a challenge! Curated Quilts …
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  8. Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast – Flood Gate

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    February 24, 2021 by Dr. G

    This quilt describes a flood gate structure, from a tour of the Bayou Petite Caillou Flood Gate in Louisiana with LUMCON

  9. SciQuilt – I HeART Earth Science

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    January 28, 2021 by Dr. G

    Image of hanging quilt I HeART Earth Science

    The online community platform Lifeology hosted a science communication challenge with the theme creativity in science. As I started reflecting …
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  10. Local Wisdom along the Louisiana Coast

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    January 11, 2021 by Dr. G

    front of quilt, Local Wisdom

    One way to combat coastal subsidence is to watch, to listen, and to learn from what locals have been doing and saying all along.

  11. Fair Trade for the holidays and every day

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    December 28, 2020 by Dr. G

    Fair Trade Town sign in Media, Pennsylvania

    A short reflection on what living and working in America’s first Fair Trade Town means to me

  12. Temperature blanket – the perfect baby gift

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    December 7, 2020 by Dr. G

    Temperature baby blanket

    In 2017, I started crocheting temperature data. It was inspired by a tweet I saw on Twitter at the very …
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  13. Endangered Species Act and the Louisiana Coast

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    November 28, 2020 by Dr. G

    During OCEANDOTCOMM 2018, I learned so much during my short time at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), but there …
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  14. PA – Quilting during Science-a-Thon 2020

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    October 16, 2020 by Dr. G

    Dr. G posed with levee quilt

    Each year, I look forward to participating in the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) Science-a-Thon, a social media effort during …
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  15. Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast – Introductory Quilt

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    August 28, 2020 by Dr. G

    The quilt that introduces the science quilt collection on coastal optimism, Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast

  16. Temperature blanket – Tyler Arboretum at the beginning

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    July 23, 2020 by Dr. G

    2020 has been an unbelievable year – all things changed in March, including my education and outreach plans for the …
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  17. SciQuilt – It Begins With The Biome

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    June 7, 2020 by Dr. G

    Quilt with ocean fabrics

    World biomes is a good quilt topic, as there’s a “pointlessness of saving the pandas if you don’t start by saving the biome.”

  18. CA – Ocean Sciences Meeting, fieldtrip and opening plenary

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    February 17, 2020 by Dr. G

    Today was the day before the official start of technical sessions for the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego, …
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  19. PA – Hawken and Enos, How To Change The World

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    December 6, 2019 by Dr. G

    A colleague on campus forwarded me an announcement that the founder of Project Drawdown, Paul Hawken, was going to be …
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  20. Community College Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Summit 2019

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    November 23, 2019 by Dr. G

    I was honored to be invited to attend and present at an event co-organized by the National Science Foundation and …
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  21. Sound Education 2019 – Reflection

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    October 14, 2019 by Dr. G

    At the end of every conference I attend, I pull together a reflection of my thoughts on what I learned, …
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  22. Sound Education 2019 – Post 3

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    October 12, 2019 by Dr. G

    Today was the final day of Sound Education 2019, with more keynotes and sessions. It was an interesting day, filled …
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  23. Sound Education 2019 – Post 2

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    October 12, 2019 by Dr. G

    Friday, October 11, was the first full day of sessions for the Sound Education conference, with today’s talks taking place …
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  24. Sound Education 2019 – Post 1

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    October 10, 2019 by Dr. G

    As I continue my journey into learning about the world of podcasting (after attending Podcast Movement in Orlando), I’m now …
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  25. SciQuilt – Episode Zero

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    September 8, 2019 by Dr. G

    It seems as if my latest quilt should have been the very first one I created for my collection of …
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  26. Podcast Movement 2019 – Day 3

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    August 17, 2019 by Dr. G

    For this conference, I decided to do an audioblog to document my journey at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in …
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  27. Podcast Movement 2019 – Day 2

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    August 15, 2019 by Dr. G

    For this conference, I decided to do an audioblog to document my journey at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in …
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  28. Podcast Movement 2019 – Day 1

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    August 14, 2019 by Dr. G

    For this conference, I decided to do an audioblog to document my journey at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in …
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  29. Podcast Movement 2019 – Pre-Conference Sessions

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    August 13, 2019 by Dr. G

    For this conference, I decided to do an audioblog to document my journey at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in …
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  30. Podcast Movement 2019 – Travel Day

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    August 12, 2019 by Dr. G

    For this conference, I decided to do an audioblog to document my journey at the Podcast Movement 2019 conference in …
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  31. SciQuilt – Project Drawdown

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    July 27, 2019 by Dr. G

    Drawdown is the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and then start …
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  32. Voices For Science – Twitter campaign for Earth Week 2019

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    May 18, 2019 by Dr. G

    I’ve recently started my year-long journey as a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science program in …
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  33. DC – 2019 AAAS Meeting, Sci-Mic Stage

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    April 7, 2019 by Dr. G

    Checking out the #AAASmtg Sci-Mic Stage with @StrongReporter and @leHotz who are sharing @WSJ The Future of Everything podcast/The Price …
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  34. DC – 2019 AAAS Meeting, Environmental and Textile Scientists Combating Microplastic Pollution

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    April 7, 2019 by Dr. G

    Another panel I attended at the 2019 AAAS Meeting was titled Environmental and Textile Scientists Combating Microplastic Pollution. This was …
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  35. DC – 2019 AAAS Meeting, Plastics in the Oceans: Sources, Sinks and Solutions

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    April 2, 2019 by Dr. G

    One panel I attended at the 2019 AAAS Meeting was titled Plastics in the Oceans: Sources, Sinks and Solutions. This …
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  36. DC – 2019 AAAS Meeting, Climate Change 2019: Finding the Accelerator Pedal

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    March 22, 2019 by Dr. G

    At the 2019 AAAS Meeting, I attended a full hour-long session by Dr. Chris Field, the Perry L. McCarty Director …
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  37. DC – 2019 AAAS Meeting, Communicating Science Seminar

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    March 22, 2019 by Dr. G

    In February, I attended my first-ever AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Meeting. The meeting was being held …
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  38. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Marsh Restoration

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    December 28, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the afternoon of the second day of OCEANDOTCOMM, I joined a tour of the salt marshes to explore restoration efforts, led …
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  39. DC – James Balog, The Human Element, and Third Pod From the Sun

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    December 11, 2018 by Dr. G

    Back during Earth Science Week in October, I was thrilled that our campus was able to receive a free copy …
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  40. DC – Communicating Climate Change: Informing Politicians and Policy Makers

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    December 11, 2018 by Dr. G

    At the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington DC, I attended a two-hour sessions of talks by six …
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  41. DC – Sketch Your Science

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    December 10, 2018 by Dr. G

    Planning your week at #AGU18? Don’t forget to come to our “Sketch your Science” workshop on Monday! @JoAnnaScience and I …
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  42. PA – Scott Kelly, Franklin Institute Speaker Series

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    November 18, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the evening of November 7, 2018, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend The Franklin Institute Speaker …
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  43. PA – 2018 AASHE Conference

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    October 5, 2018 by Dr. G

    I’m co-chair of the Sustainovation Team on campus, a group of faculty and staff that work towards campus/community collaborations that …
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  44. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Invasion of the Apple Snail

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    September 29, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the first full day of OCEANDOTCOMM, our final speaker of the morning was Delaina LeBlanc from BTNEP, the Barataria-Terrebonne …
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  45. PA – Sustainability tour of Lincoln Financial Field

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    September 17, 2018 by Dr. G

    On Saturday, September 15, I had the amazing opportunity to journey with a group from Penn State Brandywine and Amy …
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  46. PA – 2nd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting

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    September 8, 2018 by Dr. G

    I had the great opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the Energy Harvesting Society, hosted by Penn State at …
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  47. AZ – The Fred Harvey Company’s geology girls

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    September 7, 2018 by Dr. G

    Each summer, my husband and I try to get to a national park we’ve never been to before (our goal …
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  48. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Pointe-au-Chien garden

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    July 22, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the third day of our time at OCEANDOTCOMM, we loaded on to a bus and headed over to meet …
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  49. Stitching Hope for the Coast – TABASCO® has no plans to leave home

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    July 11, 2018 by Dr. G

    Photo of TABASCO quilt hanging outdoors

    This is a video I created with the background and description of the quilt – please enjoy and share! Before …
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  50. Adventures of the (original) CUR frisbee

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    July 6, 2018 by Dr. G

    At the recent 2018 CUR Biennial Conference (see my blog post summarizing my conference experience), the Council on Undergraduate Research …
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  51. DC – 2018 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biennial Conference

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    July 6, 2018 by Dr. G

    From July 1-3, 2018, I was a presenter and attendee at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biennial Conference in …
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  52. DC – CUR Business Meeting

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    July 1, 2018 by Dr. G

    Each year, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) holds a business meeting, where the elected councilors from all of the …
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  53. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Christmas trees provide coastal optimism

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    June 28, 2018 by Dr. G

    I was a participant in the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) OCEANDOTCOM program in 2018. At that event, the gathering …
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  54. PA – PECO Green Roof Tour

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    June 23, 2018 by Dr. G

    On June 20, I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the PECO Energy Company‘s green roof on …
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  55. PA – 2018 Philadelphia Rally For Science

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    April 15, 2018 by Dr. G

    I was honored to be asked to serve as one of the speakers for the Philadelphia Science Action (PSA)’s Rally …
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  56. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Reflection

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    March 20, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. The …
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  57. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Stitching Hope for the Coast project

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    March 20, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. I …
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  58. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 5

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    March 20, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. This …
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  59. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 4, PM

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    March 18, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. After …
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  60. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 4, AM

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    March 18, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. This …
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  61. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 3, PM

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    March 17, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. This …
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  62. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 3, AM

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    March 17, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. Today …
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  63. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 2, PM

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    March 17, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. This …
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  64. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 2, AM

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    March 16, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. Breakfast …
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  65. LA – OCEANDOTCOMM, Day 1

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    March 16, 2018 by Dr. G

    I wrote ten blog posts documenting my journey at OCEANDOTCOMM. You can find those posts through the tag #odotcomm18. On …
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  66. AZ & DC – Grant review and Meeting with NOAA

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    March 15, 2018 by Dr. G

    There have been a few activities for me in these early months of 2018. After the ePortfolio forum at AAC&U …
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  67. DC – AAC&U ePortfolio Forum

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    February 2, 2018 by Dr. G

    I’ve been exploring the idea of having students generate ePortfolios in my courses – specifically, the courses that count towards …
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  68. OR, DC, LA – Crater Lake National Park and AGU

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    December 24, 2017 by Dr. G

    As 2017 is wrapping up, I looked back at this blog and realize that I missed a half-year of posts! …
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  69. ME – Science-a-thon for ESWN

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    June 25, 2017 by Dr. G

    I’m participating in the Science-a-thon (https://www.scienceathon.org/), a global effort by scientists to document their lives for 12 hours on one …
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  70. CO – NASA/NOAA JPSS-1 social

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    June 25, 2017 by Dr. G

    It’s my second social media social in a month! Last month, I attended the R/V Neil Armstrong social during Fleet …
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  71. NY – R/V Neil Armstrong social

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    May 30, 2017 by Dr. G

    I need to start this story with a little of my own history… when I was pursuing my undergraduate degree …
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  72. PA, DC – NEGSA and AGU Meetings

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    May 29, 2017 by Dr. G

    Overall, 2017 is going to be a slow year for conference travel. With administrative responsibilities increasing for me on campus, …
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  73. CO, CA – GSA, AGU and surgery for 2016

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    May 29, 2017 by Dr. G

    I realize the last blog post I completed on Journeys of Dr. G was from my summer trip to Alaska …
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  74. AK – College Fjord

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    View this post on Instagram AGU Penguin here, with my final exploration of the waterways of southeast Alaska (at least, …
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  75. AK – Glacier Bay National Park

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    View this post on Instagram AGU Penguin here, spending some time in the spectacular Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. …
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  76. AK – Mendenhall Glacier

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    The next stop on my Alaskan journey was Juneau, Alaska – the capital of the state with a population of …
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  77. AK – Ketchikan and the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    I recently took an amazing trip to southeast Alaska and explored sites in the region known as the “inner passage.” …
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  78. NY, DC – NEGSA, NAS, AGU

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    June 28, 2016 by Dr. G

    Since I started my GeoEd Trek blog over at the AGU Blogosphere, it has been tricky finding a balance between …
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  79. PA – 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    March 8, 2016 by Dr. G

    This is a very important week for those with a passion for horticulture. The city of Philadelphia becomes the “city …
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  80. TX – 2nd Summit on the Future, Wrap-up

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    January 10, 2016 by Dr. G

    I’ve just completed attending the 2nd Summit of the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education at the University of Texas at …
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  81. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Friday

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    December 23, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  82. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Thursday

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    December 18, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  83. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Wednesday

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    December 17, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  84. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Tuesday

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    December 16, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  85. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Monday

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    December 15, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  86. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, Sunday

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    December 14, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  87. CA – 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 12, 2015 by Dr. G

    This is one of a series of blog posts on the Journeys of Dr. G blog for the 2015 AGU …
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  88. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Tuesday

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    November 3, 2015 by Dr. G

    Although this was my last day attending the 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, it certainly was just as …
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  89. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Monday PM

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    November 3, 2015 by Dr. G

    I wish I had some more time to explore Baltimore – although I’ve visited here several times, being so close …
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  90. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Monday AM

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    November 2, 2015 by Dr. G

    I spent this morning in the Exhibit Hall, an enormous room with 189 booth containing products and information that any …
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  91. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Sunday PM

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    November 1, 2015 by Dr. G

    It turns out that the GSA Annual Meeting wasn’t the only event taking place in Baltimore this afternoon… Either there's …
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  92. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Sunday AM

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    November 1, 2015 by Dr. G

    #GSA2015 Day 1: William Smith, Tyrannosaurs, the Chesapeake, Digital Tech in the #Geoscience Classroom, Mass Extinctions… and more. — EARTH …
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  93. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, pre-conference

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    November 1, 2015 by Dr. G

    I have arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, for the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America! This four-day conference is …
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  94. PA – Pennsylvania Communication Association 76th Annual Convention

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    October 23, 2015 by Dr. G

    I haven’t been able to get some of my short trips up on this blog – since I’ve started blogging …
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  95. DC & OK – AGU Meetings & CUR Business

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    June 28, 2015 by Dr. G

    My past post detailed my journeys to Oklahoma and Washington DC.  This time, I was back in Washington DC, and …
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  96. OK & DC – OK-INBRE and NAS-NRC

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    May 22, 2015 by Dr. G

    I have fallen a little behind in posting my travels recently – but that doesn’t mean that these professional trips …
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  97. PA – 2015 TLT Symposium

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    March 21, 2015 by Dr. G

    I haven’t been traveling for a few months – which has been fine with me, especially in this miserable winter …
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  98. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Friday

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    December 20, 2014 by Dr. G

    The final day of the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting has arrived! Yes, I am thoroughly exhausted, but no, it is …
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  99. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Thursday

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    December 18, 2014 by Dr. G

    Overwhelmed yet? Yeah, me too. #SOMUCHSCIENCE #AGU14 — Chad Trexler (@c_trex) December 16, 2014 Note that the tweet above was …
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  100. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Wednesday

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    December 17, 2014 by Dr. G

    We’ve officially reached record attendance with over 25,000 attendees at #AGU14! pic.twitter.com/kCvCwFWqMN — Am Geophysical Union (@theAGU) December 16, 2014 …
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